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hook. at 7:00 tune into a special edition of "good morning america." entire show will be devoted to the tragedy. reporter laura anthony is also in connecticut and she will have live reports. >>> now back to our storm watch coverage. new storm moved into the bay area overnight in the santa cruz mountains are getting hit with showers this morning. reporter terry mcsweeney joins us live, how heavy are they? >> it's pretty light showers but it doesn't stop. it's been going for at least three hours up here, probably longer than that. take a look at pictures, at the summit give you an idea what is going on. you can see some cars and trucks going through. again, nothing heavy, but it just doesn't quit. now with the traffic getting a little heavier, probably a good time to keep that in mind. also, in the north bay, look at pictures we have from the golden gate bridge. showers this morning and video this morning around 2:30 this morning. i came across the golden gate bridge around 3:00, a little bit before, it was light showers at that time. it was coming down heavier down there than it h
in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
. it will not provide any further details. sir richard branson owns 51% in virgin and a stake in jury anyone america based at sfo. >>> the text message turns 20 today. has it been that long? yes. december 3rd, 1992 the first text message was sent in the u.k. by a 22-year-old tech to a co-worker during a christmas party. the message read: "merry christmas." some saying text messages dying out with im still, happy 20th birthday. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside we see traffic moving in san jose, no problems, no rain now. meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast to tell us if there is more on the way. we'll also check the traffic with sue hall. ñ >>> welcome back. 6:08. live doppler picking up dry air for the morning commute. a little fog around 101 especially from petaluma into novato watch out for that. with the clouds starting to thin more fog could develop in the north bay, 39 in santa rosa and napa, everybody else in the low to upper 40s to even 50 now in san francisco. as we head throughout the morning it is going to feel much cooler
owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally and use them safely. >> it is encouraging that most gun owners have stepped up to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in new town. >> steps to protect our rights and protect our kids. >> the president has called on congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of military assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> is also asked senator-- vice-president joe biden's come up with proposals by january to keep children safe including addressing mental health and school safety. >> the national rifle association will hold what they call a national news announcement the executive director will discuss what the group is calling meaningful contributions to prevent future mass shootings. >> in an earlier statement the nra says its members were " shocked, saddened and heartbroken by last are the shooting. >> will carry an announcement live at 745. >> john kerry will be nominated for secretary of state by prison the bottpreside >> john kerry expected to be the next secretary of state.
morning america." good morning, dan. >> hey, good morning to you. coming up on gma, this morning the mess in the west. i know this is a story for a lot of people to the north of you, they call it the pineapple express. but as you know, it's not as pleasant as it sounds. the weather system that's laidling a series of storms on top of northern cal, and washington. we will have the latest on all of that. and check this out. the holiday crusade. one girl is on a quest. her little boy wants to be a chef for christmas but all the easy bake ovens are two girly. what this young activist is doing about it. she's extraordinary. and the winners, a couple claiming their share of the $588 million power ball jackpot but the mystery continues this morning, who has the other tickets. and we go behind the scenes with the secret santa. an unidentified guy handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will join us. >> we will, of course. thank you, dan, so much. >> thanks. >> in sports, tonight the first place wa
marzullo, abc7 news. >>> stay with abc news and "good morning america" lara spencer is in london she will have a live report at 7:00. >>> 6:36. traffic and weather together, next. live look outside, you are looking at san mateo bridge traffic zipping along without trouble. dry out there now except for a few sprinkles up north. mike will have the full forecast. sue is checking traffic. >>> painkillers taken from a peninsula drugstore. the similarities this case has to another >>> welcome back. live doppler 7 hd showing you the last three hours and how radar returns are more plentiful the farther west you go. it is looking out 100 miles out watching this wall of lighter rain towards bodega bay, santa rosa, guerneville over the next two to three hours. visibilities fairly unlimited for the rest of us, cloudy, best chance of rain steady rain north bay during the afternoon, 50s, the rest of us mostly cloudy, scattered sprinkle and low to mid 60s. have the wet weather gear up north. >>> muni metro back on schedule after power problems overnight that's the good news. bart says they are on t
, weather and traffic during "good morning america." >>> we'll live you with another look at >>> good morning, america. important news this morning for all homeowners. as prices soar to levels we haven't seen in years. jumping 6% in a month. we'll show which parts of america are the hottest right now. >>> breaking at this hour, the bizarre hoax at kate middleton's hospital. radio deejays impersonating the queen and prince charles, persuade a nurse to tell them about kate's condition.
will be getting an update from capitol hill throughout the morning. coming at 7:00 on "good morning america". >>> another health setback for secretary of state clinton she is being treat ford a blood clot at a new york hospital the clot was discovered yesterday during a follow-up exam connected to the concussion the secretary suffered after a fall earlier this month. a spokesperson would not state where the clot is located she cancelled two trip$sñú%s planned for next week. >>> two people were taken to the hospital after fire erupted in a home in the excelsior district. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. what is happening out there? >> reporter: look behind me, the street is still clogged with pg&e truck and heavy equipment, all of this because of of this fire being called suspicious. firefighters say when they got here to athens street 1:00 this morning, the fire was Ñ big and spreading quickly that.eading had them suspicions . then a neighbor told them the house had a meth lab inside. then, the gasoÑ= main gotíqoo , firefighters had to call pg&e for help. >> gasline ruptured in fr
that. >> i'm tired of the rain. thank you, francis. coming up at 7:00 is good morning america and dan harris is joining us live from new york to tell us what you are working on. hi, dan. >> hi, carolyn. good morning to you. we are going to be talking about the weather, as well, this morning. traffic accidents, cancelled flights and in some place as foot of snow. it's been a huge mess for holiday travel in this part of the country but it's having ripple effects for your part of the country. and now the coldest temperatures are the year are setting in and there's a big new storm developing for california and many other states out west. ginger is all over the story this morning. it's the legendary hail mary we may see on capitol hill today. the question is can we get a deal done or will washington's dysfunction drive up all our tax bills. and superstars oak ridge boys and a serenade for the hospitalized former president h.w. bush. it seems to have worked. we will have the good news for you. and a new cell phone contract. the extraordinary 18-point agreement that this mom made her teenage
is your gain. the doors are open. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> tune in to "good morning america" at 7:00 this morning,-÷w a!ecky will hae more on biggest deals today. watch, drivers traveling i-80 face big delays. caltrans who to shutdown the road several times last night because of hazardous driving conditions, delays as long as two hours when the interstate reopened drivers had to follow to avoid skidding. >>> ben lomond is where many sandbags were needed you can see the water build-up in the main part of town yesterday people there say they are used to getting soaked our crew got stuck in the mud. >> all this rain mass brought if flooding ind!eh some areas in sonoma county high water forced road closures highway 12 at 121 in shellville remains closed for now south of pomona. >>> in east palo alto, people ÷ san francisquito creek arew% hoping the rains won't bring flooding . >>> oakland police looking who shot and wounded a church parishioner and teenager. monday night gunfire erupted outside a church on macarthur boulevard the target was a 17-year-old boy who left a liquor store,
for the toyota camry. america's most popular car faired poorly in this new front crash tests by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry is a front wheel ended up a bidding the passenger compartment foot well it worked. so far--the airbags did not deploy. the toyota pre s v hybrid wagon did not perform any better. it also urged a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received as a to stop rating of good in a crash test. >> general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to
heroes are coming home. all across america, their families are reunited. for this week, let's give thanks to our veterans and families. let's say a prayer for all our troops especially those in afghanistan. >> our military families sacrifice so much on our behalf. we believe we should serve them as well as they serve this country. >> the republican holiday wish given by john boehner is that both parties can come together and form a deficit cutting agreement that protects families and small businesses. >>> if you had a chance to talk to president obama, what would you ask him? students from schools around the bay area are writing him letters sharing hopes for the future. education reporter lyanne melendez tells us what is on their mind. >> the letters written to the president start out with a simple salutation. >> dear president obama my name is.... >> what follows is the example of a child's vase curiosity. do you wear a suit every day? and questions even adults would like to ask. >> how do you feel about romney losing? >> the fivd graders in san francisco are participating in a program c
will hear the rest of her story coming up on "good morning america." in newtown they are sending their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> ther
. >>> first here's this morning's money report.w:ó÷ >>> good morning. topping america's money rough day aheadd'1nh for markets overnight stock futures indicated1p> lowerh?hdz opening this morning. the weakness blamed squarely on the failure in washington to reach a fiscal cliff deal. bernie madoff's younger brother peter has beenúÑ sentenced to 10 yearsrs)blÑ he claimed he did not know about the fall until his brother told him. facebook testing service that will charge users a dollar to guarantee messages they send are connected to arrive in inboxes rather than an ignored foaler called other. historic day in movie history:.p snow white and seven dwarfs debutted this day 75 years ago the first feature len animated film produced by disney the -- the parent company of abc. t live we'll let mike interpret whatríó the green and yellows and reds mean.o0 we know this is moving into the entire bay area later today-j08kg. >>> police throughout the bay area will be out in full starting today looking for drivers. san mateo police planning to set up a dui checkpoint tonight officers from througho
we are poised to grow in 2013 as long as politics in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> in the event congress does not make a deal, here's how the fiscal cliff could affect you. first, income taxes will go up substantially. a middle class family will pay about $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because individuals will have to spend less on fuel. you could see longer lines at the airport because budget cuts would force the tsa to cut its staff and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push retailers to offer discounts to get shoppers into their stores. >> the bowl game is all decked-out for the game this afternoon against the u.s. navy academy and arizona state. everyone's spirits are high and the game is bringing a boost for the local economy. >> many are here for an extended weekend. >> two teams really excited to be here and their fans are excited to be here. gosh, i think we are filling up all the hotels in san francisco. >> 33,000 tickets have been sold for the match-up. at&t p
business answers the call about holiday sweet tunes. a made in america treats that's filling cookie jars all over the field. here's a live look from our east bay cam. rain, breezy conditions and low 50s. lisa argen will have your forecast in a few minutes. >> there were only a couple power outages around the bay area right now. overnight pg&e crews got pretty much caught up on most repairs from yesterday. biggest outage this morning is in bay point where you see there are 873 customers in the dark. there's a smaller outage in san rafael where 114 customers are out. no estimate for when the power might be restored. this is weather related, and if you want to keep an eye on conditions anytime, you can go to our live doppler 7 hd on the web at check out the conditions anytime, anywhere. >>> now our transaction to abc's made in america series. if your sweet tooth is calling this holiday season, there's an east bay business that can answer it. wayne freedman tells us too good gourmet is a made in america business with a long reach. >> oh, i love snicker doodles. >> and glen wong
extended forecast. >> thousands of previously unpublished boy scouts of america files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted to an online database. grant lodes is standing by with where to find it. and where the accused offenders are here in the bay area. grant? >> they're called "perversion files" and the los angeles times published the data base. you can access it on the times website. and you can see detailed information on boy scouts of america employees and volunteers. who have been removed from the organization for suspected sexual abuse. and the database includes 23 bay area boy scout volunteers. the men were affiliated with troups in from santa rosa, to san jose. also san francisco, sunnyvale, concord, richmond, among other locations. the most common issue: officials allowing adult volunteers with criminal molestation records into the boy scouts. still ahead at eight. dramatic new video of a tornado carving a path of destruction through the deep south. an n-f-l player indicted for the alleged drunk driving crash that killed his teammate. how
for a second chance. his dog attacked a police horse. >>> allegations of cheating at the america's cup. the protocol team oracle is accused of breaking. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. -- there's nothing -- >>> there's nothing like being home for the holidays. that's what an animal senter is hoping for dogs and cats. >> good girl! >> the san jose animal care center was designed to house 28 dogs. right now more than 100 live there. that includes a 4-year-old doberman mix named kona. >> she's been here since september 26th. that's a long time for a dog of this size with this type of energy. >> to help families adopt a furry new friend, the shelters are dropping adoption fees. approved f
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> in the event congress does not get it done, does not make a deal, here is how the physician physician -- the fiscal cliff could affect you. a middle class family would pay $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because people will spend less on fuel. you may see longer lines at the airports. budget cuts could leave the tsa with fewer checkpoint and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push down prices to get shoppers in the stores. we shall see. the clock is ticking. >>> moving on to something very different now. a young woman who was brutally gang raped and beaten in india has died of her injuries. the trauma to her body was too severe to overcome. and now in san francisco and around the world, a growing chorus demanding greateron for . ama is here with the locale effort to force change. ama? >> the woman's name has not been made public, but people in india are calling her damini. de hin de it means ligh. it is planned as a peace vigil in honor of the rape survivor. the group didn't learn sh
over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was on capitol hill to present the plan to congress. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him, i says, you can't be serious. >> reporter: president obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes on the rich, $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, such as medicare, and $50 billion in stimulus spending. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got?! >> reporter: mitch mcconnell laughed at them last week. now geithner says if they don't like the president's plan, the republicans should present their own ideas. >> we can't try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> reporter: but secretary geithner made it clear, there will be no deal that does not include a tax hike on the wealthy. >> there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. >> reporter: no formal negotiat
and existing homes sales. >> a big fail for the toyota camry. america's most popular car fared poorly in this new front crash test by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry's front wheel ended up bending the passenger compartment footwell inward. the steering was pushed so far off -- the airbags did *not deploy. the toyota prius -v- hybrid wagon didn't perform any better -- it also earned a "poor" rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received the institutes top rating of "good" in the crash test. >> it's showtime for u-p-s! the carrier says today's peak shipping day will be the busiest in its history. the men and women in brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u-s. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrow's the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by christmas eve. 5:11 we will be back this is a live look to the approach. very quiet. things looking clear and concord, it is only 31 degrees. that is another cold one below 32 degrees. 56 degrees expected, later. (music) >> it is chilly here however, a strong storm is pounding t
this mystery man be one of the big multimillion dollar lottery winners? tonight, the search for america's instant millionaires. >>> extreme lengths. she was born a dwarf, until a controversial and
to learn about people who lived in a country much different than america but have the same hopes and dreams. jerrell jennings has our story. >> you are looking at video of afghanistan where the author was born. these images are from the foundation's website. he lives in san jose now and he's internationally known for his best-selling book set in afghanistan "the kite runner" and" the thousand splendid sons." he spends his free time raising money for shelters like this for homeless families in afghanistan and to provide educational opportunities and healthcare for women and children. the need is overwhelming after 30 years of war. >> a lot of times people are left homeless without jobs, without food, access to clean water, education, healthcare. >> some resort to living underground to stay alive. >> there would be anywhere from 15 to 25 people essentially living in these holes that have one opening at the very top as a window and they were living there for two, three, three and a half months. winter in afflalo afghanistan in many parts of the country is brutal. freezing temperatures and rout
with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. talks have broken down yet again. the league rejected the pl >>> nhl labor talks have broken down yet again. the league rejected the players proposal on an 8 year agreement saying it was unacceptable and there was no need to continue talks today. the nhl and the players have been without an agreement since september 16th. thursday was the 82nd day of the lock out. >>> thursday night's football with denver in town. >> was there a game last night. >> there was a game. we were all watching. >> and we're required by law to show you highlights too. the broncos scored on the first drive. peyton manning had a monster game. raiders down 13-0 when carson palmer found derek mcfadden. he goes in. first time he's played in a month with the bad ankle. but a raider r fumble led to another bronco touchdown. michelle, hold back. >>> the play of the day is so good it took three n
. what he says about coming back to america. >>> plus a bay area radio station is targeted by vandals, the damage done and what the station's manager says might be the motive. >>> and one of the fedex locations here in san francisco, where it's expected to be a record breaking shipping day for the company, how many of your holiday packages are going out? i'll tell you after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a man and woman are found bd and gagged. why it's be >>> a bizarre crime in san francisco, a man and a woman are found bound and gagged. why it's being investigated now as a homicide. >>> plus tragedy in mexico after a small plane crash, how family and friends are remembering singing super star jenny rivera. >>> . >>> and we have high pressure, which means sunny skies for today, and we have a good chance of rain by midweek. >>> and we have a big rig fire causing problems in san leandro. >>> good morning everyone, 's
coverage on the midwest blizzard at 7:00 on "good morning america." >>> vikings game, green bay game they are used to that. >> i wonder if mike is still used to that. how are you feeling about coming here? >> great. if i may quote tony the tiger, i feel great. happy to be]0÷Ñ in our warm weather here, nice we can troll a couple hours and see snow, snow probably in lake county tuesday into wednesday that's how cold it is, until we get to that, mild right now oakland 60°, most of the bay in the low to mid 50s mountain view 51, 53 san francisco, valleys, south bay, san jose 47, concord, antioch, livermore, mid to upper 40s. upper 40s san rafael and napa, 57 at half moon bay when you know you an offshore or land breeze. mid 40s through 7:00 inland, mid to upper 50s the rest of us, noon great time to be out, high clouds, sunshine, temperatures 60°, hang out in the mid 60s through 4:00, cool again, you will need a coat towards the evening hours at 7:00, low to mid 50s. tomorrow cooler because of the sea breeze, rain tuesday night into wednesday morning, highs only in the 50s. >>> live
. >>> 7:23. where is the smartest city in north america? one website says san francisco is the second smartest city. san francisco has a lining entrepreneurial economy -- this rhining entrepreneur economy, the report says, but they say it is near colleges and universities. behind san francisco are seattle and vancouver. >>> 7:23. we want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. sal? >> yeah. boston has harvard. >> right. >> let's take a look at what we have. it's cambridge, technically. but you know what i mean. southbound 880, we have slow traffic. we also have slow traffic on the bridges. but not so much on the san mateo bridge as we did yesterday. we want to talk about contra costa county because highway 4 has improved from antioch to pittsburg but slow in bay point. 24 is not that bad. it's crowded, though. and thin 80 westbound in western contra costa county slow in richmond as you drive down to berkeley. if you are driving in san jose, we have slow traffic here coming up from downtown. it's very slow driving up to the 17 interchange and beyond that into cupertino
. >>> the abc7 morning news continues in 25 minutes with news, weather and traffic during "good morning america". >> we want to leave with you some live pictures from our food drive. here's a live look at the menorah, tree in union square this is in san francisco of course. stop by and say hello to us, cheryl jennings and i will be out there most of the morning. >> we are also in the south bay santana row in san jose, live mixture there, katie marzullo is there. >> of course, we have walnut creek as well, meteorologist >>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, terror at the mall. a gunman dressed in camouflage. a bullet-proof vest and a white hockey mask, firing dozens of rapid fire in the crowd at one of the busiest malls. >> you said there's a shoot center. >> yeah, there's one person that that's saying there's a rifle. >> hundreds of horrified people, ducking and running for cover. >> he fired about 10, or
. incredible imagination about the one thing you're buying that made in america. astonishing ideas making a big difference tonight for great made in america christmas. we'll have them after abc 7 >>> a welcome change for bart passengers. bart increasing patrols and offering safety escorts at stations starting tomorrow. bart is adding more patrols in downtown san francisco, and in the east bay, bart is teeming wupt oakland police department to provide us supreme courts at the west oakland station. volunteers at the station will be there tomorrow from 4:00 to 8:00 to escort passengers parked within a three block radius of the station. and today's date, 12-12-12 is the kind of numerical sequence we won't find again for 89 years, people decided this is a day for something special. abc 7 news is in berk tli afternoon. he saw something very special. nick? >> i did. you know 12, 12 12rks. some people looking for luck to win money, others for love. but i saw a precious baby today born today, 12-12, 12. she's the light of her parents' eyes. >> the neatest thing she came out, her eyes were open. it's jus
federal prosecutors to back off and leave america's largest medical marijuana dispensary alone. attorneys for the city of oakland filed papers on behalf of the center. claiming the federal government said in a patent filing that cannibus compounds are useful in the treatment of some diseases. oakland receives 1.4 million per year intacts from licensed dispensaries. >>> wyche -- we've had fatal accident on san mateo bridge. let's find out the latest on that >>> hoping to have it cleared by 5:30 right now on the western portion on the right of your screen. blocking the right lane suv and car involved. unfortunately, it turned out to be a fatal accident. not seeing much slowing until you get past the scene, speeds are at the limit along the flat section into the highrise, eto for this will be 5:30 this morning it speeds at the limit at this time as you travel westbound on the san mateo bridge. bay bridge toll no problems, few cars headed into san francisco westbound no problems upper deck from the incline, cantilever section into san francisco. eastbound and westbound 237 rams closed until 6
, weather and traffic during "good morning america." >>> good morning, america. >> reporter: snow and record rains around the country, causing a massive travel mess on christmas even. tornados forecast if the south. sam is here with all you need to know to get home for the holidays. >>> the cop who plunged into the icy water to save a woman. his bullet-proof vest threatening to bring him down. >>> and wheel of misfortune. fans are calling their favorite show a scrooge, for
to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield. but they were not able to protect their own news conference from protesters, including the group code pink. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> it's horribly -- a horribly poor choice to say that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew butt is in the contra costa school district. the school district deploys 20 armed police officers in all of its high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the district has put no cops in its three dozen elementary schools and has no plans or money to do so. >> i'm glad we're having that conversation, because i think we have experience in it. i think it's an overreaction, if you want to know my position as a duly elected school board member. how am i going to put armed police officers at 50 schools? >> reporter: on top of that $2 million for armed security officers, the district says it spends $5 million on security overall, money it would desperately ra
across america is breaking right now. so when the president cried, you know, there were parents crying with him. i like to think this can be a real moment for us. >> reporter: we would expect people would come together to do something. we see this after all the events we follow in this country when people are shot in schools. reporting live in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> even before we know the toll at sandy hook the shooting took its place on the roster of american mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech aurora. and for every one of those incidents, there are survivors and leaders who still cope with the aftermath and news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach and just takes me back to what we felt on april 12, 1999. it's emotionally anyone that was alive during that time or especially columbine just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies die. and i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to prevent violence. we have learned how to accept each other, live with one another. we have t
that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: public outrage over the massacre has also emboldened members of congress to challenge the power of the gun lobby. >> the political power is much like the wizard of oz. they're bullies. and what's most important is, they really don't represent their membership. the members are overwhelmingly in favor of responsible use of guns and responsible rules. >> reporter: feelings are running very high after this tragedy. of course, there's been a lot of talk of a turning point. the president today will announce that he's putting vice president biden in charge of a process to look at possible new legislation. but, look, change doesn't happen quickly in washington. there have been about a dozen attempts to bring back the assault weapons ban. they've all failed in congressional committee. and the national rifle association spent $17 million this year to influence legislation and public opinion. it'll be looking out for its interests long after the outrage subsides. charlie, norah? >> bill plante, thanks.
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in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> in the event congress does not get it done, does not make a deal, here is how the physician physician -- the fiscal cliff could affect you. a middle class family would pay $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because people will spend less on fuel. you may see longer lines at the airports. budget cuts could leave the tsa with fewer checkpoint and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push down prices to get shoppers in the stores. we shall see. the clock is ticking. >>> moving on to something very different now. a young woman who was brutally gang raped and beaten in india has died of her injuries. the trauma to her body was too severe to overcome. and now in san francisco and around the world, a growing chorus demanding greater protection for women there. ama is here with the locale effort to force change. ama? >> the woman's name has not been made public, but people in india are calling her damini. in hin de it means lightning. it is planned as a peace v
phone in l.a. tin america. apple will probably use -- it doesn't want to stopple selling the devices latin america. >>> 6:21. remembering the late great dick clark. the special honor he's receiving at the new years celebration in times square. >>> and locking up love in santa clara county. why romantics are at odds with cal tran over a street bridge. >>> depending on your point of view it's a symbol of ever lasting love -- they have hung padlocks. it started with a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary in august i should say. they got the idea of seeing similar landmarks locked up by lovers around the world. there is a sign that says cal tran owns the bridge and will remove the locks on february 1st. some hope to convince cal tran to keep the locks of love up. >>> time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one woman took advantage setting up a charity scam. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of little six-year-old noah pozner a victim of the shooting. she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fund was open to donors. all of the
of the solar system. >> thank you mark a new list is out as the top 10 smart as cities in north america. one bay area city makes the list. the cities were chosen for being rich in technology and better living conditions and here they are take a look the list boston is first. san francisco is second. than seattle and vancouver and new york city. coming in sixth is washington d.c. toronto, chicago and los angeles, running the top tennis montreal. the list was posted on the kron 4 news facebook page here's what you are saying. chicago should not be on the list wet lease should be last in the list. >> eddie says " pretty surprising results montreal should be before l a bell beat l.a.. >> what are your thoughts about the rankings tell us what you think of the kron 4 news facebook page and we will go to break the time is 8:52 a.m. we will be right back. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forwa
of america's biggest banks 30 of them are at risk of a massive cyber attack next spring that could siphon millions of dollars from unsuspecting customers. >> the name of the project splotch project blixzkrieg. >> ted calhoun is an is the vp of the anti virus software firm mcafee which issues the report. it backed up the report by a security firm r as a. account holders in large mainstream banks third party. mcafee says this attack is from a cyber deck by a russian actor. >> is trying to build a army of hackers to extend the house is actively executing the project itself is that he has a computer that monitors and controls all of the infected devices. >> calhoun says the hackers are going after individuals who have a lot of money. limiting the number of targets. and only planning to take fractions of cash for each account. so the account holders and the bank itself may not notice the first. >> how are they getting in? kaelin says they're starting with a fishing camp for to get an e-mail with an attachment and click on the attachment. the computer is controlled by servers operated by hacker
after what happened on friday in new town conn. >> did you know that children ages 5 to 15 in america are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children compared to kids in other industrialized countries? >> that is according to a public health specialist at harvard. in australia in 1996, a mass killing of 35 people lead to a national fire arms agreement. the buyback of guns and tighter gun rules for licensing as a storage. after 14 years of that law going into effect, there is been not been one shooting. canada requires a 28 day waiting period to buy a handgun, and imposes a clever safeguard: umpire should have the support of. >> your vet says she is not sure of what a lot were waiting to hear what accomplished just get rid of assault weapons we need to find some answers soon. >> thank you and me. >> is 7:57 a.m. we will be back with more in a couple of minutes as we take a faa look at the fog and rain in walnut creek. (male announcer) live from the bay area's news station, this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at a in starts now. >> thank you for joining us on this
, in short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american express, capital one, and discover. the three companies owe $435 million in refunds to nearly 6 million customers as a result of a government crackdown on deceptive credit card practices. refunds range from 3 bucks to $300 and they should show up on monthly statements. >> youtube released its list of top 10 tre
's number one selling family sedan in america. honda accord was among the cars that did well in that safety test. >>> some students at a san rafael school are learning how to give and receive. they are only in middle school but part of an exchange program that not only empowers them but empowers the group they're helping. and that's making a true exchange. that is what makes st. mark's this week's "cool school." >> this is good. >> reporter: natalie and kayla don't attend the same school but they are still good friends. >> just found that, you know, we like the same bands and the same books and we just are similar. >> reporter: they met in an exchange program between st. mark's in san rafael and canal alliance, a resource center serving marin's immigrant population. every tuesday st. mark's student visit canal students to help them with homework. >> her father would never hesitate to help another person. >> reporter: and on thursdays, the help is reciprocated. kannell kids visit st. mark's to help with spanish homework. >> there could be a teacher teaching you the infinitive and these kids
are made in america and there are a lot of jobs available. there are a lot of trickle-down effects. >> it was tough to get all credit and people were unemployed. >> a committee of british law maker says that major multinational companies including starbucks, google and amazon are guilty of an moro tax avoidance. parliament public accounts committee said that the government should clampdown on multinationals that export tax laws to move profits generated in britain to offshore companies. public anger at such companies is growing and starbucks says it is reviewing its british tax practices in a bid to restore public trust. >> there are headed into their third recession and represents from starbucks said it if they will pay more taxes. they do not want politicians to be mad at them and day do not want to --they're getting what would pay little to nothing. how do you tax the product that is made. if force engines are made somewhere else where do the taxes go. >> now that will pay more and they do not want to of set politicians. the investors used is to reward the company will more shar
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evictions january2. bank of america is also temporarily halting their foreclosure evictions. for a short time. >> for the holiday. >> yeah. >>> 4:52. forget about cat on a hot tin roof. how one kitty weathered the weekend storm on a telephone pole. >> plus morning sickness to the max what kate middleton is suffering from and how you can avoid it. >> and making the season really bright. how many lights it takes to decorate this 17-acre estate when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> clouds once again rolling into our skies. got some rain on the way. we'll tell you how much coming up. >>> and so far traffic looks good this morning. no troubles to report as you work your way on the bay bridge toll plaza this morning. free-flowing. most of our bridges actually not bad. we do have muni delays to report. details coming up. >>> there's a cab in oakland that just cashed in on a few of her nine lives. it weathered the weekend storms from the top of a utility poles. neighbors on brookdale avenue say the cat first ran up there on thursday. can you see the little at this timeky? and it was still the
92nd birthday. the pianist and composer was born in concord. he is regarded as one of america's greatest jazz music isn't. brebeck became known for his exotic, challenging rhythms in music pieces such as take five. he also broke racial barriers playing in black jazz clubs in the south 1950's refusing to play in sarah a venues. >> top stories we're following this thursday december 6th a police chase in the water regressions and francisco. the suspect taken away in a stretcher more details coming up. >> and fresh and easy market to be closing here in the bay area and all round united states will tell you why the gross historic change to be forced to close its doors. >> will have more and the world according to gary at 7:45 a.m.. >> look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back
paid their respects to veterans today by taking part in race across america. about 100 people placed wreaths on veterans' graves in saratoga. an organizer says the annual event is inspiring people to thank service members for their sacrifice. >> they like the idea of having wreaths out at the cemetery over the holidays. people really supported that and we do a lot of e-mails and lot of flyers and try to get the word out as much as possible and it's growing. >> veterans from the civil war through the war in afghanistan are buried here. mark bingham, one of the 9/11 heroes who helped stop flight 93 from reaching washington is also buried there. >>> president obama is reportedly poised to nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. senator kerry has been praised by some republican colleagues in the senate, indicating he could face an easy confirmation. the possible nomination comes following the withdrawal of nominee susan rice. the white house has not confirmed the report. >>> current secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering from a concussion she s
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